Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-30-11, 04:02 PM   #1
m4rx12
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
m4rx12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Bikes: Peugot 1980 Road FG Convert
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aerospoke - Questions

I'm really into the aesthetic of what aerospoke has to offer, and I have wanted for along time to build up my own wheel set. I have access to a CNC machine and I was wondering if anyone could advise how I could get measurements. Would I have to measure one of their wheels for an autocad drawing or could I just experiment with my own measurements? Do they follow any sort of industry standard measurements?

Thanks in advance.
m4rx12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 04:10 PM   #2
time bandit
¡Senor Member!
 
time bandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Philly
Bikes:
Posts: 1,710
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
first of all they are a carbon fiber mold around a velocity aerohead rim, not all alloy like you seem to think.
time bandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 04:19 PM   #3
Shimagnolo
Senior Member
 
Shimagnolo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Zang's Spur, CO
Bikes:
Posts: 7,561
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 168 Post(s)
Now why did you need to go point that out?
I was really curious what his finished pair of solid aluminum Aerospokes would weigh.
Shimagnolo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 04:31 PM   #4
m4rx12
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
m4rx12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Bikes: Peugot 1980 Road FG Convert
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
first of all they are a carbon fiber mold around a velocity aerohead rim, not all alloy like you seem to think.
Thank you for pointing that out. I was however asking about how to go about getting measurements which I could turn into a computerized drawing for the machine. Any suggestions?
m4rx12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 04:55 PM   #5
Hothead286
Senior Member
 
Hothead286's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Louis, MO
Bikes:
Posts: 372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'd probably find a wheel to dimension. What are you planning to cut this out of?
Hothead286 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 04:57 PM   #6
I_like_cereal
Fail Boat crewman
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PDX
Bikes: Reynolds 853 Jamis Quest 1990s
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
From the velocity website:
700c
Bead seat diameter 622
Weight: 425g
ERD = 602
The Areohead OC is 20mm wide and 20 some deep. The site did not have specs for the Areohead.

You know the hoop size. Now you need the hub and axle size. Measure from the hub flange to rim and you have your propellers for your wheel.

BTW you realize that you are going to have to machine in a hub that is not laced like a traditional hub? Not to mention the try to find the aerodynamic properties/profiles that will not turn your wheel into a propeller?

You could machine in a front hub because the loads would be less, but with the rear. Unless you are really adept I wouldn't. Its an engineering nightmare of forces and loads.
I_like_cereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 05:00 PM   #7
jimc101
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Bikes:
Posts: 4,810
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Why not just buy a set, as it's their design, they won't help you, as you will be costing them a sale.
jimc101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 05:07 PM   #8
I_like_cereal
Fail Boat crewman
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PDX
Bikes: Reynolds 853 Jamis Quest 1990s
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would like to see a shiny set of Ti Aerospokes. That would be sweet.
I_like_cereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 07:42 PM   #9
motobecane69
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Bikes:
Posts: 1,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by I_like_cereal View Post
I would like to see a shiny set of Ti Aerospokes. That would be sweet.
Bamboo, it's the new carbon fiber
motobecane69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 08:02 PM   #10
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If the OP is asking these questions, he's probably not qualified to build a wheel that won't explode.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-11, 10:39 PM   #11
Jeff Wills
Insane Bicycle Mechanic
 
Jeff Wills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: other Vancouver
Bikes:
Posts: 7,978
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by I_like_cereal View Post
I would like to see a shiny set of Ti Aerospokes. That would be sweet.
"Standard" Aerospokes are carbon fiber... and at that they're heavier than comparable spoke wheels. Much, much heavier.
__________________
Jeff Wills

Comcast nuked my web page. It will return soon..
Jeff Wills is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-11, 01:55 PM   #12
I_like_cereal
Fail Boat crewman
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PDX
Bikes: Reynolds 853 Jamis Quest 1990s
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by motobecane69 View Post
Bamboo, it's the new carbon fiber
Teak tubular. Ala the old track style. That would be sweet. Would not want to commute on that.
I_like_cereal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-11, 02:20 PM   #13
Elvo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 3,281
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
Just buy a Mavic IO...should end up being cheaper/lighter/bombproof than all the time and effort you put into designing your own 5 spoke wheel. And you're going to CNC it out of an aluminum block?
Elvo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-11, 12:34 PM   #14
m4rx12
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
m4rx12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canada
Bikes: Peugot 1980 Road FG Convert
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for all the advice, I have decided not to go through with it and make a purchase down the road. It would have been cool but too much work to design.
m4rx12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-11, 05:25 AM   #15
nealjoslyn
We haven't located us yet
 
nealjoslyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Idaho
Bikes: Hong Fu, Mercier Kilo tt, Cannondale 2.8, Takara Grand Touring
Posts: 168
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
nealjoslyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 PM.